Of all the various enterprise ecommerce platforms out there, none is more popular or flexible than Shopify. One of the reasons this platform is so widely adopted is it offers a plethora of add-ons that make life easier for ecommerce vendors. Below, we have gathered a handful of recommended Shopify apps and add-ons with which you are you are bound to fall in love.
Oberlo is so easy to use, it almost takes the fun out of ecommerce. Oberlo automatically searches the marketplace of products vendors can import into their Shopify stores. This takes some of the guesswork out of the ecommerce process. When shoppers complete their orders, Oberlo ships the product without you having to handle packaging or shipping.
Potential shoppers love big, beautiful images of your products and offerings. However, high-definition images can really slow your load time. This is frustrating and will turn customers off to your store. Crush.pics automatically compresses images on your site for faster load times, without sacrificing quality. Crush.pics also retroactively compresses the existing images on your website so you don’t have to go back through them again, which is a huge time saver.
GrooveJar is the perfect lead capture tool, hence the tagline; “Turn more visitors into customers.” With fully-customizable pop-ups, GrooveJar urges customers to share their email addresses in exchange for discount codes and other incentives. Once you have this information, you can re-invite customers back into the sales cycle with promotions and product announcements. Similarly, GrooveUrgent leverages consumer psychology to get even more from your customers.
Email marketing is a powerful tool for ecommerce sites; and it becomes even more so with MailChimp. This plug-in empowers vendors by automatically adding customers to your subscription list. It also sends targeted campaigns to certain users based on their buying habits and offers sleek designs for email promotions. While there are dozens of similar services out there, MailChimp is always a top performer amongst its competitors.
Plug in SEO
Every ecommerce site needs a robust approach to search engine optimization. After all, Google searches are the leading way customers find ecommerce sites and their offerings. Unfortunately, storeowners can make a lot of SEO mistakes without realizing it. That’s where Plug in SEO comes to the rescue. This popular add-on examines your homepage for errors and opportunities and details how to go about optimizing your site for SEO.
Recover Cart Pusher
Cart abandonment is a major nuisance for ecommerce vendors everywhere. Recover Cart Pusher automatically sends web push notifications to shoppers who fail to complete their orders. You can customize the alerts to include your brand messaging, logo and more. This simple add-on makes it easy to convert sales you thought were gone for good.
Financial reporting is never fun, but it can be easy if you use Xero. This financial reporting add-on seamlessly uploads orders, creates receipts, and calculates taxes so you don’t have to. Instead, you can focus more of your time on managing your brand and delivering supreme customer service.
While you’ll find a lot of useful Shopify apps and add-ons with which you are you are bound to fall in love here, there are many more out there. If you have suggestions of your own we’d love to hear them. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments box below.